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Prime Minister still desperately trying to placate religious bodies

Prime Minister still desperately trying to placate religious bodies

Posted: Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:11

Prime Minister David Cameron held yet another reception at Downing Street for religious leaders this week, telling them that the Government wants them to stand up and oppose "aggressive secularisation".

Christian debt advice expands as CAB contracts

Christian debt advice expands as CAB contracts

Posted: Tue, 13 Nov 2012 13:18

A Christian debt counselling organisation that offers prayers with its advice is spreading rapidly throughout the country.

You can trust us to run welfare services, say religious groups — but for how long?

You can trust us to run welfare services, say religious groups — but for how long?

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:31

New academic research released this week claims that welfare services provided by religious groups do not, on the whole, demand religious adherence or impose religious demands on service users.

Minister reinforces role of faith groups in local communities

Posted: Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:03

At a recent meeting of the Cinnamon Network, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, said: "The problem is that, in our recent years, some people have started becoming suspicious about religion."

Faith-based welfare could bring discrimination against marginalised groups, say Unitarians

Faith-based welfare could bring discrimination against marginalised groups, say Unitarians

Posted: Fri, 03 Jun 2011 14:07

In a submission to the Parliamentary Public Administration Select Committee, the Unitarian Church has warned that "faith based welfare" could lead to discrimination against marginalised groups.